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The art of history : African American women artists engage the past

Author: Lisa Gail Collins
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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This important study is ... to confront head-on the avoidance of the visual that has plagued black studies in the United States. [This book] opens the often hermetic world of black visual culture to a much broader realm in which questions central to contemporary feminism, black studies, and cultural theory. [The book also] provides cogent and insightful explorations of the work of contemporary African American women  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Gail Collins
OCLC Number: 55755017
Notes: Originally published: New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, c2002.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Visual paradox, art and aesthetics in African American thought --
Historic retrievals, confronting visual evidence and the imaging of truth --
Economies of the flesh, representing the Black female body in art --
Visible roots and visual routes, art, Africanisms, and the Sea Islands --
Brown crayons and Black dolls, the art of coming of age.
Responsibility: Lisa Gail Collins.

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This important study is ... to confront head-on the avoidance of the visual that has plagued black studies in the United States. [This book] opens the often hermetic world of black visual culture to a much broader realm in which questions central to contemporary feminism, black studies, and cultural theory. [The book also] provides cogent and insightful explorations of the work of contemporary African American women artists.-Back cover.

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